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Why is this anxiety always with me?

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Last Updated: 02/27/2018 at 7:50am
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Brenda King, PsyD


I treat life changes, women’s issues, and issues of aging using evidence-based treatments with healthy doses of warmth, empathy and humor to enhance healing and growth.

Top Rated Answers
March 14th, 2015 12:02am
Anxiety is a way of our brain to protect us against potential threats. When you are triggered, your fight or flight response kicks in to allow you to defend yourself or run away from something which might be dangerous to you. The good news is, often these things are not actually real dangers, so we can teach our brains not to be triggered by learning Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a trained therapist.
July 7th, 2015 8:42am
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear. Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life, but for some people it can be an ongoing problem.
February 27th, 2018 7:50am
Because it's not about fighting it off, getting rid of it or hiding from it. It is about learning how to cope with it and face on the challenges it may give you.
February 25th, 2015 12:47am
Everyone in the world has anxiety, it's actually healthy. Some people have higher levels and in that sense it can cause reactions that affect you in a negative way. It's always with you at heightened levels for various reasons. Some reasons maybe environmental, situation, psychological, physiological and so on. you just need to relax and put yourself in a calm state. Anxiety can be controlled, you just need to learn how to control it!
April 1st, 2015 5:23pm
Anxiety is like the Carmen San Diego of emotional disorders: you never know when or where she'll be. Joking aside though, anxiety can be a crippling feeling when it does strike and most of us find it difficult to even describe a tenth of what we feel when it happens. Luckily, modern research mixed with some old medicines have been able to offer sufferers with a variety of information and techniques to combat this nasty disorder. The first step to engaging in anything is education. I would highly suggest reading more about anxiety and what doctors and researchers have been discovering about its links with other parts of the brain. This will help de-mystify anxiety and shed light on the reality of the situation. Secondly, I have found that seeking professional counseling with a person who specializes in anxiety is an invaluable means of managing your emotions. Not only are they able to help you organize your thoughts, but they can teach you ways to handle and work through anxiety attacks. It's hard to understand why anxiety hits you when it does. You could be in a very good place and then like tidal wave in your chest you're floored by a sensation of fear and anxiety. We can't always predict it. The best thing that we can do is try to understand it better and build up practices of management. I know that when an attack occurs you feel like there's no hope; that your forever condemned to a life of misery and defeat. But the truth is that anxiety isn't a demon. It's not a supernatural force that has cursed your life, even though it could certainly be described as one. It's a medical condition that people have suffered from for hundreds of years. You're not alone in this fight. You can find an excellent support group right here in 7 Cups, and even local facilities offer support to people with depression and anxiety. It's a daily struggle, and if I were granted one wish it would be to rid anxiety/ depression from everyone who is trapped in it's grasp. I guess, the silver lining here is that you gain a kind of strength from experiencing such a tumultuous emotion on a regular basis. You can understand suffering in a different way and have an empathy towards other people, that unfortunately most seem to lack. You're brave and courageous in your own right.
May 22nd, 2015 1:13pm
Just because you take it so seriously. Just stay calm and focus. Communicate with your friends & family. It will definitely help you. Know your self as much as possible
July 28th, 2015 8:58am
Map out your stress factors. Fix the ones that you can control and pray for the ones you can't.
August 11th, 2015 6:47pm
it depends on what causes it. it is always good to work on self confidence. positive words help alot
December 15th, 2015 4:17pm
personally i see my anxiety like a bad habit, i don't want it but its really hard to leave it behind. There are moments though where i sometimes forget and that usually happens when i'm having fun with friends or family, or even when im just by myself watching a movie, doing something i love. So maybe my anxiety is always with me to remind me to have fun,do what i love, and be with the people that care about me.
December 21st, 2015 8:04am
Sorry to say, but you have been the creator of it. If there is someone strong and capable enough to fight it off, well that person's you yourself as well.
May 30th, 2016 4:41am
It's like this for ages, it's been with me from my childhood! Sometimes I wish I didn't have it,but it's the thing that helped me and kept me going through my lonely and bullying phase! :) I know, we overthink a lot, talk with self more than anyone, but this anxiety is with me just to tell me that I lovemyself, even if no one cares and that I will be with me forever! :)
June 21st, 2016 3:25am
Anxiety is a thing that will usually try to bring you down. To combat anxiety, do breathing exercises and try to talk about the things that make you feel anxious in life.
June 12th, 2017 8:16pm
We live in a fast-paced, stressful world. Try not to be hard on yourself for being anxious, as it is a normal part of dealing with the stressors of modern day life. Maybe try relaxing breathing techniques and chatting with a listener on 7 Cups when you are feeling particularly anxious!
June 13th, 2017 10:27am
Maybe you're experiencing a stressful time. Maybe you were forced to change something or, on the opposite, maybe you'd love to change something but have no power to do that. Take some time and dare to listen to yourself